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Conservative Campuses in the Norhteast

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  • hannahbanana94hannahbanana94 375 replies35 threads Member
    My dad is a big Republican, from the schools that his friends send their kids:

    Villanova
    Hamilton
    Bucknell
    Colgate

    are all pretty conservative, and of the Ivies, Princeton, Dartmouth ,and U Penn.
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  • HuntHunt 26787 replies131 threads Senior Member
    The president of Columbia insulted a guest speaker on campus before he even had a chance to speak.
    Do you mean Ahmadinejad? I thought the anti-liberal talking point was that he was invited to speak at all. Or was there also a conservative who was insulted? Or do you mean that Ahmadinejad is a conservative?

    To the OP: the honest answer to this question is that you will be comfortable at almost all of the colleges in the Northeast (and elsewhere), unless you are extremely conservative on certain social issues, such as gay rights, abortion, and evolution. There may be a few schools (like Hampshire and Reed) that attract very liberal kids where you might not find enough kindred spirits, but at most other places you'll be fine.
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  • barronsbarrons 23055 replies1955 threads Senior Member
    If anyone thinks liberals are open to new ideas just try to bring a conservative speaker to a liberal campus. It will be a bloodbath and the speaker will not get though his speech without major disruptions and insults. That is the most untrue thing I have read in some time. At least conservatives tend to be polite.
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  • jym626jym626 56061 replies2918 threads Senior Member
    Hunt,
    I think they are referring to the former student/soldier who was injured in the middle east who recently came back to speak Wounded Iraq veteran jeered for speaking in Columbia University ROTC debate - NYPOST.com
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  • HuntHunt 26787 replies131 threads Senior Member
    I don't think so, jym, because that doesn't say anything about the President of Columbia. The President of Columbia did, however, make a disparaging remark about Ahmadinejad when he came to speak. http://articles.cnn.com/2007-09-24/us/columbia.president_1_iranian-leader-lee-bollinger-mahmoud-ahmadinejad?_s=PM:US
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  • jym626jym626 56061 replies2918 threads Senior Member
    Oh, I only scanned the post about Columbia. Sorry.
    I still remember my very first time driving a car in Manhattan when I was still in HS. It was the day of the Columbia protest march against the Vietnam War down 5th Ave., possibly part of the May Day protests n 1971 .I forget exactly, but I was scared to death that I'd hit a protester.
    But I digress....
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  • HuntHunt 26787 replies131 threads Senior Member
    But that article about the ROTC town hall is useful to answer the OP's question. Clearly, most of the people at that meeting were against returning ROTC to Columbia--but not all of them. A minority of the very liberal students misbehaved and jeered those with whom they disagreed. This can happen, and if you don't want that at all, you shouldn't go to Columbia. But if you are interested in a free-wheeling discussion of politics, you shouldn't go to an extremely conservative school, either. At those schools, you may not hear the liberal point of view at all.
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  • geeps20geeps20 3179 replies71 threads- Senior Member
    Some still fall for the "liberal are the tolerant ones"...BS? Tolerant in their little circle until someone disagrees with them maybe..(I miss the politics forum..lol)
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  • HuntHunt 26787 replies131 threads Senior Member
    I guess there's a different "sweet spot" for students at different colleges. An extreme social conservative probably wouldn't be happy at Reed, unless he really likes to argue. But an extreme liberal won't be happy at Liberty University--and the school will restrict what organizations he can start on campus.
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  • johannes1430johannes1430 280 replies19 threads Junior Member
    ^^As long as people are fairly intelligent, they will tolerate all substantiated political viewpoints. It appears though, that most students at the top colleges lean left of center.. Coincidence? Maybe. Fact? Yes
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  • geeps20geeps20 3179 replies71 threads- Senior Member
    ^ sure..then they grow up, get a job and look back how naive they were in college....or they remain in their little bubble.
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  • vonlostvonlost 18841 replies14757 threads Super Moderator
    I was surprised at the policies of one of our schools that caused a yellow "warning" label by FIRE:
    Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually directed remarks, or other conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's academic or work performance or is so pervasive or severe that it creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. ... Student’s conduct should respect other individuals and the community as a whole, and not cause any unnecessary embarrassment, discomfort, or injury. ... Some examples of prohibited [computer] uses are: ... sending obscene, abusive, harassing, or threatening messages.

    I guess some feel that such forms speech should not be limited. To get a green label must a school explicitly allow students to harass each other, or at least not prohibit such?
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  • HannaHanna 14866 replies42 threads Senior Member
    How odd -- the school's policy comports with federal employment law. So it's basically imposing the same rules on students that its employees have to follow. That gets a warning?
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  • soomoosoomoo 435 replies8 threads Member
    @hannahbanana

    Republican does not = conservative much these days. And even conservative means very different things to different people.

    Although I am not that familiar with some of the schools on your list...I will offer my opinion that although UPenn, Dartmouth and Princeton may be more toward the center than some of the other Ivies, they are overall liberal institutions and someone who is extremely socially conservative may have a difficult time in these places.
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  • bigboy4bigboy4 25 replies13 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for all of the help. Your opinions have reassured what I already suspected. I will probably be fine wherever I choose.
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  • NervusBreakdownNervusBreakdown 816 replies33 threads Member
    If you're not a liberal at 20, you've got no heart. If you're not a conservative at 40, you've got no brain.
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  • leanidleanid 1703 replies40 threads Senior Member
    ^^^

    Yes, thank you for that. I believe that came from Winston Spencer Churchill.

    Really, how hard is it to be liberal when young? -- not very! What do you suppose the ratios are , liberal/conservative, for the young versus for the "old". Hmmm, what happens, do we simpy lose our intelligence as we mature? lol
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  • leanidleanid 1703 replies40 threads Senior Member
    Wow, conservatives really sound bad! Maybe they should all be lined up and shot! Oh, wait, they already are -- full of worry-lines and shot to hell! I guess experience doesn't count for much. I really think children should run the world...mmm, how refreshing!
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  • CreeklandCreekland 5794 replies90 threads Senior Member
    ^ Didn't they try that in Logan's Run? (Sorry, couldn't resist - or am I dating myself by even mentioning that movie?)
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  • ConsolationConsolation 22877 replies184 threads Senior Member
    ^ sure..then they grow up, get a job and look back how naive they were in college....or they remain in their little bubble.

    You mean they retain their idealism and generosity of spirit or they sell their souls for money?
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